Georgia Pharmacy Technician Requirements

Do Pharmacy Technicians get regulated in Georgia?

Yes, Pharmacy Technicians do get regulated in Georgia.

Is certification required for one to practice as Pharmacy Technician in Georgia?

No, the State Board of Pharmacy in Georgia does not require certification at this time.

 

Which certification exams are required and approved by the State Board of Pharmacy in Georgia?

The approved certification exam is PTCB (PTCE).

 

Is Pharmacy Technician licensure required in Georgia?

Yes, it is already required as of August in 2011.

 

What should I do to become a License Pharmacy Technician?

  • You have to be at least 17 years old or older.
  • You must submit a written application requesting registration as a Pharmacy Technician at the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.
  • You need to go to a GAPS location and undergo a criminal history background check through the GAPS/Cogent Systems.
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED or currently enrolled in high school.
  • Include the $100 biennial registration fee.
  • If currently employed in a pharmacy, you must submit their license number to the State Board of Pharmacy in Georgia.
  • If you are already certified, make sure to submit proof of certification as well.

 

Is training required for Pharmacy Technicians in Georgia?

No, however, you are required to work under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist at all times.

 

Are Pharmacy Technicians required to have a Continuing Education or CE?  

Yes, certified Pharmacy Technicians must have continuing education – that is if they want to maintain its level of certification.

 

How often is the Pharmacy Technician License renewal required?

The License for Pharmacy Technicians must be renewed biennially on odd-numbered years.

 

What must be done if I change jobs or change my home address?

The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy must be notified within 10 days. Download and fill up the appropriate form. Go to their website and submit the forms to them.

 

Here are More Tips for Pharmacy Technician in Georgia:

  • The State Board of Pharmacy in Georgia will post your registration in their website after approval.
  • The general ratio is 2 Pharmacy Technicians for every 1 Pharmacist. However, a pharmacist may be allowed to handle three if one of them has completed a training program or certified and approved by the State Board of Pharmacy in Georgia.
  • Pharmacy technicians are restricted to handle tasks that require professional judgment including counseling patients, taking initial prescription and providing information about the drugs.
  • Pharmacy Technicians must wear their name tags at all times.

 

Resources:

The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy Information

Office: 237 Coliseum Drive. Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478-207-2440
Website: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/pharmacy

Are There Any Professional Associations?
The Georgia Pharmacy Association, and they can be found at www.gpha.org.